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SPIRIT of JEFFERSON o and FARMER'S ADVOCATE NEWS Wednesday, November 14, 2018 LEFT: John Brown (shown in this illustration by Porte Crayon) and several of his handwritten letters are at the center of the latest exhibit at the Jefferson County Museum - but only until Dec. 15. Find details under ~, the header for today. CENTER: There's still time to donate to "Winter Warmup," the Potato Hill Reunion Committee's annual drive to collect coats, hats, gloves, scarves and blankets for children in need. Learn ~,= more under the header for Thursday. RIGHT: St. John Lutheran Church in Harpers Ferry will hold its annual holiday bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m, Friday and Saturday at the church at 950 Washington St. The event ~ includes a silent auction, crafts, baked goods, country ham sandwiches, homemade soups and chili, steamers, hot dogs and more. For more info, call 304-535-6627. Find details under the header for Friday. ~ l' d"li/l//I ilUI' t A,i A SEND SUBMISSIONS by noon Monday taUIVIIVIUINi / Lj/ Lr"i iLJ/-- I to christinemiilerford412@gmail,com :: TODAY ey Hall at 225 S. Queen St. in Martinsburg. Tickets cost $10, or $5 Caring Cupboards. Anyone may bring canned food for JCCM or cash'~", Civil War Round Table Historian and author Mark Dudrow is the for children. All proceeds benefit The Bethany House and Communi- donations. Refreshments will follow. 'i~ speaker at the Harpers Ferry Civil War Round Table. He II speak on tv Network s oro~rams for homeless peoole ',2 A,~,~ ;,-- ; amoKe oezectors i ne blue rouge volunteer rim L~ept. Wm provide . "*" t,ole s t:avah-y, rexaerm norsemen wno patronea me ~nenanuoan va~- ~" Holiday bazaar St. John Lutheran Church in Harpers Ferry will hold and install smoke detectors or check smoke detectors already in your ~, ley and fought numerous skirmishes against Mosby's Rangers and oth- its annual holiday bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 pan. Friday and Saturday home, at no cost. For more information or to make an appointment, i'(i~- call Fire Chief Earl Cogle at 304-616-8557. ~'~ er guerrilla bands. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. at Camp Hill-Wesley United Methodist Church at 645 W. Washington St. and is free and at the church at 950 Washington St. The event includes a silent auc- tion, crafts, baked goods, country ham sandwiches, homemade soups open to the public. For mum info, call 304-258-2563. and chili, steamers, hot dogs and more. For more info, call 304-535- Alzheimer's community forum Eastern Panhandle residents are en- 6627. couraged to take part in a community forum onAlzheimer's disease Overeaters Anonymous Overeaters Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. and other forms of dementia. The event begins at 5 p.m. at the Mar- Fridays at Asbury United Methodist Church at 110 W. North St. in finsburg-Berkeley County Public Library at 101 W. King St. in Mar- Charles Town. For details, go to oa.org or call 304-616-2121. tinsburg. Register by calling 800-272-3900 or learn more at alz.org/wv. Reformers meeting Reformers, a Christian group offering ad- "The gift of a lift" The American CanCer Society is looking for vol- diction support, meets at 7 p.m. Fridays at First Baptist Church unteers who can drive cancer patients to lifesaving treatment. ACS at 614 Lone Oak Road in Ranson. Transportation available. For leaders say: "Drive as much as you'd like and take assignments you details, go to reformu.com or call 866-733-6768. want. Through the simple gift of a lift in your car, you can carry pa- Chair exercise class Older adults can come out to Oakland Com- tients one step further on the road to recovery." Call 1-800-227-2345 munity Church at 301 Mildred St. in Ranson for "Active for Life," a or go to cancer.org/drive, chair exercise class developed by the West Virginia University Ex- Museum exhibit View "Brown Opened the Eyes of the World," a tension Service. Louise Keman will lead the free class at 10 a.m. Fri- new exhibit of letters related to John Brown and his raid, at the Jef- days. For details, call the church at 304-930-1509 or Keman at 304- ferson County Museum at 200 E. Washington St. in Charles Town. 728-2216. The exhibit may be seen during the museum's regular hours (11 SATURDAY a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturday) through Dec. 15 when Indoor yard sale The Potato Hill Reunion Committee is holding the museum closes for the season. Admission is $4, but free to stu- an indoor yard sale from 7 a.m. to 2 pan. at Lions Center at 308 S. dents and Charles Town Library patrons. To know more, Call 304- George St. in Ranson. To learn more, call Deborah Layton (304-268- 725-8628 or go to jeffcomuseumwv.org. 0555) or Kristen Engelke (304-995-9764). Museum shop The Jefferson County Museum Shop with locally Museum scavenger hunt Martinsburg's "For the Kids, By George" crafted gifts made by Pam and Ren Parziale, Linda Case, Lisa Ko- Children's Museum at 229 E. Martin St. will host a Special activity vatch, Liz Goins and others plus adult and children's books writ- with kids getting the chance to play detective and spy historical clues ten by West Virginia authors, West Virginia T-shirts, hats, decals and hidden throughout the museum. There will be three age-appropriate more is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays at hunts for children ages 4 to 15 years starting at 2 p.m. The event is 200 E. Washington St. in Charles Town. There's no need to pay the free with the price of admission to the museum, but space is limited. museum admission fee to shop. To sign up, email director@forthekidsbygeorge.org or call 304-264- Storytime A themed storytime for preschoolers happens at 1 pan. today 9977 before Thursday. and every Wednesday (and at 11 axn. on Tuesdays) at South Jefferson Hike Hike the Appalachian Trail with Sierra Club of the Eastem Pan- Public Library at 49 Church St. in Summit Point. For details, call Dana handle starting at 9 aan. at the Washington Monument State Park in Jenkins at 304-725-6227, or go online to sojeffersonlibrary.com or con- Maryland. The 12-mile, moderately difficult hike is free and open nect with "South Jefferson Public Library" on Facebook. to anyone. A shuttle is required, so those who plan to take part must THURSDAY RSVP to Chris Craig (ccraig@laurellodge.com or 304-433-1260). Shelter needs Can you lend a hand at Jefferson County's cold weath- "Turkey Trot" The 40th Turkey Trot begins at 10 a.m with reg- er shelter? Anyone interested in volunteering overnight or helping in istration starting at 8:30 a.m. at Clarke County High School in other ways should email Jefferson County Community Ministries at Berryville, Va. Pre-race entry is $10 for students and $13 for oth- info@jccm.us, ers. Race day registration is $15. For details, email the race direc- Up Shop The Up Shop, the thrift store at 115 N. Charles St. in tor at nspecht@comcast.net, call 540-247-6475, or register online Charles Town, is selling fall and winter clothing, handbags and shoes at runsignup.com/Race/VA/Berryville/BerryvilleTurkey Trot. plus jewelry, linens and household items. The store is open 10 a.m. to Facade grants Officials in Charles Town are accepting appli- 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. cations for $5,000 in matching grants for business facade im- Proceeds go to the Old Opera House, and donations are always wel- provements through Dec. 10. Applications may be found at City come. Call 304-725-6605 to learn more. Hall or the city's website. Other questions may be directed to Storythne The Charles Town Library holds storytime for kids of all Seth A. Rivard at 304-724-3251. ages at 4 p.m. Thursdays at the library at 200 E. Washington St. For SUNDAY details, call 304-725-2208. "Winter Warmup" Today's the deadline to make a donation to the Potato Hill Reunion Committee, which is partnering with other com- munity groups on its second-annual Winter Warmup - a drive to col- lect coats, hats, gloves, scarves and blankets for children in need. The dropoff box is set up at Ranson Civic Center at 42 W. Second Ave. Another option: Make a tax-deductible monetary donation (with checks made out to "Potato Hill Reunion Committee") to Deborah Layton at 906 W. Washington St Charles Town 25414. There's also an indoor yard sale set for Saturday. Learn more from Layton (304- 268-0555) or Kristen Engelke (304-995-9764). Extension Service open house The WVU Jefferson County Exten- Sion Service will host an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Ranson Civic Center. Extension agents will be on hand with exhibits, activi- ties and family fun. FRIDAY "Simple Supper" fundraiser Community Networks Inc. will hold its annual Simple Supper, an event happening from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. with a sampling of soups and desserts plus raffles, silent auctions and other fun. The event happens at St. Joseph's Catholic Church's Lack- Toy donations The South Jefferson Public Library is partnering with Kiwanis leaders and Jefferson County Community Ministries to col- lect toys for the local children's Santa's Workshop. Anyone can drop off a new, unwrapped toy at the library in Summit Point through Dec. 5. Organizers say no stuffed animals or used toys. Helping animals The nonprofit Spay Today offers reduced prices on ~= spaying and neutering and lets pet owners choose from many area ~. vets. For details, go to spay-today.org or call 304-728-8330 qt.~ MONDAY ~, Storytime The Charles Town Library offers storytime at 10:30 aan. "~ Mondays at the library at 200 E. Washington St. For details, call 304- ,~ 725-2208. ,':-: Low carb potluck Thanksgiving dinner Keto United holds ' = a special Thanksgiving potluck at 6 p.m. at Oakland Unit- "*" .-,~ ed Methodist Church at 70 Oakland Terrace in Charles Town. i'~ Learn more at'ketounited.net. !:~ Bingo Jefferson County Council on Aging's cash bingo starts "~= at 6:30 p.m. Mondays (and Wednesdays) at JCCOA at 103 W. '~'i Fifth Ave. in Ranson. Those who come early can enjoy a free * beginning tai ehi class at 5:30 p.m. The $10 admission fee in- cludes 10 games of bingo, with payouts and jackpot deter- ~ mined by the number of participants. To arrange a ride, call "7 ' 304-725-4618 at least 48 hours in advance. Learn more from Gloria Hedges (jccoarecaide@frontier.com or 304-724-7111). TUESDAY Artists' get-together The South Jefferson PubliC Library every Tuesday . offers free open studio sessions from 1 to 4 pan. Adult artists may bring whatever projects they are working on and continue their practice "while enjoying camaraderie, constructive feedback and artistic support." Artist Jean Kellogg (wjkellogg@zoho.com) is the coordinator. Learn more at sojeffersonlibrary.com. -0 Cemmunity dinner The Shepherdstown Community Club's '- annual pre-Thanksgiving dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. at the War Memorial Building. The meal, prepared by Carol Ann Sanders, will feature a Chinese menu and the evening's entertainment , will feature Sam Jannotta, owner of Shepherdstown School of .~. Music. Find out details on the SCC's Facebook page. NOV. 21 Community Thanksgiving service Paul E. Brown, president ~' of the Jefferson County Black Clergy Association, announces that the JCBCA's annual Thanksgiving service is open to ev- , eryone in the community. The service begins at 7 p.m. at King- dom Life Cathedral at 551 Willow Spring Drive in Charles Town. Elder Donald Bridgett will speak. A freewill offering will go to Jefferson County Community Ministries. Christmas parade deadline It's the deadline to submit an applica- tion to take part in the 74th-annual Ranson-Charles Town Christ- mas Parade. The event, hosted by the two cities, begins at 2 p.m. Dec. 1 and this year boasts the theme, "The North Pole." Go to ran- / sonwv.us or charlestownwv.us to get a form or contact the Ranson Convention and Visitors Bureau's Debbie McClure at 304-724- 3862 or dmcclure@ransonwv.us. NOV. 23 Traditional chili supper The Shepherdstown Kiwanis Club will kick off the holiday season with homemade chili and combread from 4 to 8 p.m. upstairs in the War Memorial Building downtown. The cost is $7 Brunch The public is invited to the Charles Town Women of the for adults or $4 for children ages 6 to 12. Younger kids eat free. Also ' Moose No. 1028's Sunday brunch happening from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at on tap: Baked goods, a raffle and Shepherdstown ornaments. Proceeds "" the Charles Town Loyal Order of the Moose in Ranson. Those who from the event benefit young people in the community. attend can enjoy an omelet station, waffles, bacon, sausage, chipped NOV, 28 beef gravy, sausage gravy, scrapple, biscuits, doughnuts, fruit, home- Wellness Wednesday It's the final Wednesday of the month, time ~ made baked mac and cheese, ham, chicken nuggets, green beans, col- for the Shepherd University Wellness Center to offer another Well fee, iced tea and juice. The cost is $10 or $5 for kids ages 4 to 12. ness Wednesday - when any Jefferson County resident can take fitness ~. Organizers note: "This is not a buffet, there is a two trip max." The classes, work out at the Wellness Center or enjoy the facility's indoor Moose's next public brunch is set for Jan. 20. pool from 6 a.m. to 9 pan. For details, go to shepherdwellness.com. --. Community Thanksgiving service The annual Shepherdstown Mint "Poetry & Prose" The Charles Town Library's Poetry & ~" isterial Association will sponsor its community Thanksgiving ser- Prose Groups will meet in the library's Perry Room at 3 p.m. ~ vice from 4 to 5 p.m. at New Street United Methodist Church at 202 Attendees are asked to bring four to six copies of work to = W. New St. in Shepherdstown. Shepherdstown Elementary's chorus share. Newcomers are welcome. The library is located at 200 , and Shepherdstown Middle's jazz band will perform and a special of- E. Washington St. The group will also meet at 6 p.m. on Nov. ,~ feting will be taken for Jefferson County Community Ministries and 29. Email artcarder@comcast.net for details. 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